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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State IOWA
County/Area CLAYTON
WFO ARX
Begin Date 07/17/2007 23:48:00 CST-6
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location MC GREGOR
Begin Lat/Lon 43.02/-91.18
End Date 07/18/2007 04:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1.30M
Crop Damage 300.00K
Episode Narrative During the evening hours of July 17, thunderstorms began forming over parts of northeast Iowa. These storms continued into the early morning hours of July 18, producing significant flash flooding. Rainfall totaled 9.47 inches and 8.09 inches of rain respectively in McGregor and Marquette (Clayton County). Due to the excessive rainfall, numerous homes were flooded, while debris consisting of mud, rocks and trees flowed off hill sides. In addition, law enforcement officials reported cars and liquid propane tanks floating, as flood waters reached as much as seven feet deep.
Event Narrative Mud slides caused trees to fall down off Mississippi River bluffs onto roads and cars were floating in the town of McGregor. Numerous locations across northeast Clayton County, Iowa had wash outs, high water, and damage.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.300M 300.00K
MC GREGOR CLAYTON CO. IA 07/17/2007 23:48 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.300M 300.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.300M 300.00K